New Materials

The articles have appeared in the news…Now you can read the books about straw bale gardens. The library has two new books on the topic:

strawbale“Straw Bale Gardening For Beginners: How To Grow Vegetables And Herbs Without Any Digging” by Sarah McMillan is a small book with a wealth of information on every aspect of the low soil growing method.
“Straw Bale Gardens Complete” by Joel Karsten contains photos and is a more detailed collection of methods and tips on creating a garden. He provides diagrams on constructing the bale garden that’s right for the gardener’s needs.

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“Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, Recipes And Techniques For Year-Round Preserving” by Cathy Barrow is a must read for anyone interested in home food preserving. It covers the gamut from fruit preserves, to pickling, canning vegetables, and canning meat and fish.

“Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories Of 33 Men Buried In A Chilean Mine, And The Miracle That Set Them Free” by Hector Tobar is the story of the 33 miners who were trapped in a mine outside Copiapo Chile in August 2010. They were trapped beneath thousands of feet of rock for sixty-nine days. It gives the recollections of the men at the time and it captures in the final chapters how their lives are forever changed (sometimes not for the best).

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Dog lovers take note! “Top Dog: The Story Of Marine Hero Lucca” by Maria Goodavage is a contemporary example of how dogs are serving in war zones, next to handlers. Lucca K458 proved herself to be a valuable asset, able to work off leash to find explosives, insurgents and other threats to soldiers’ safety.finger1

The library has a couple of new books dealing with finger knitting: “Finger Knitting: Fast, Easy & Fun Accessories To Make” is written by Mary Beth Temple, “Arm & Finger Knitting 35 No-Neefinger2dle Knits For Home And To Wear” by Laura Strutt. Both books show how knitting can be done without needles!
“A Fifty-Year Silence” by Miranda Richmond Mouillot is a story which fiftycenters around her grandparents, Anna and Armand. In 1948 the couple bought a house in a remote part of Southern France; five years later Anna packed her bags, taking a typewriter and their children. The book is an account of the author’s journey into finding out what happened between her grandmother (a physician) and her grandfather (an interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials). She reconstructs how the information her grandfather acquired at the Nuremberg destroyed their relationship.

Odd Thomas meets his demise in Dean Koontz’s (the “Odd Thomas Series”, “Frankenstein Series”, “Demon Seed”, “Night Chills”, “Intensity”) new book “Saint Odd”. Thomas ends where it all started.

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Tami Hoag (“The 9th Girl”, “Cry Wolf”, “Secrets To The Grave”) delivers a shocking new thriller. “Cold Cold Heart” features Dana Nolan, a promising young TV reporter who is plagued with PTSD. When she returns to her home to regroup, she doesn’t find the comfort she expects. The disappearance of a friend casts suspicion on friends and loved ones.

There are some large print books added to our collection: “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doeer, “Insatiable Appetites” by Stuart Woods, “Trust No One” by Jayne Ann Krentz, “Saint Odd” by Dean Koontz, and “Hush” by Karen Robards.